Registered as a charity, El Rancho is a non-profit organisation that relies on the support of families, individuals and businesses who desire to support our vision and mission.
Our operational budget is balanced with income received from accommodation and catering revenue and donations.

Whether you'd like to give a one off donation, set up regular payments, or leave a bequest in your will to El Rancho.....we would love to have your support!

Along with the general maintenance of our Facilities, some projects that you might like to consider giving to are:
  • Sponsoring children and families to attend our Holiday Camps & Family Camps, who would not normally have the opportunity to.
  • Our Marriage Retreats, which provide an amazing opportunity for couples to strengthen the foundation of their relationships.
  • Our Confidence Course is over 30 years old and in dire need of an update...we would love to relaunch this activity with new equipment to challenge kids and push them out of their comfort zones.
Our bank details are below, simply state your name with 'donation' as a reference:
Bank details for donate page

For further information about giving to El Rancho, please contact our Director Bruce O'Brien on 04 902 6287 or email

Click here to find out about becoming a Friend of El Rancho!

Sponsor a Child to Camp

Boys with targets 2016 summer camp 3 Soccer game

We host our own Kids Camps every school holidays, featuring a range of fun activities along with encouraging, life-giving Christian based teaching sessions.

We also host a large number of schools from across the Wellington, Wairarapa, Horowhenua and Manawatu regions and beyond.

We would love you to assist us in reaching individuals, families and schools who are in need.